Sports Registration now open

The 2022 Australian Deaf Games is now open for sport registrations. The General Games registration was opened on Friday 16 April 2021 and special Early Bird discounts are still available until 31st of August 2021.

There are 17 competition and demonstration sports on offer during the Games. It’s wonderful to have so many sport options available to over 1000 deaf and hard of hearing Australians and New Zealanders who will also attend the Games.

The 2022 Australian Deaf Games located in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie is the pinnacle, four-yearly Deaf community sporting event – our 19th Australian Deaf Games.

Registering for the Games and selecting sports is easy, and all can be done via the 2022 Games website The website also has lots of information about sports venues, the Games Hub, the Opening & Closing Ceremonies, the Games Social/Cultural Program and other social activities. It will be progressively updated over the coming months in the lead up to the Games.

Deaf Sports Australia (DSA), NSW Deaf Sports (NSWDS) and the 2022 Games Organising Committee are working together to make sure the Games experience is enjoyable and memorable for everyone involved. Venues for the 2022 Australian Deaf Games will be spread throughout the two Cities utilizing the many world-class sporting venues that are available. You can find out where the venues are on this link –

In addition to the NSW Government and the Cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, we would like to thank our Principal Games Sponsor – Deaf Services and Deaf Society and the Principal Venue Sponsor – Wests Group Australia for their wonderful investment into the Games. We have many other wonderful Games sponsors and you can find out who the sponsors are –

The NEX Entertainment Centre in Newcastle will host the Opening Ceremony and the Games Hub, with the new Lake Macquarie Speers Point Multi Arts Space hosting the Closing Ceremony.

Book your accommodation now. Spaces are running out! –

Let’s see if we can make the 2022 Australian Deaf Games the biggest ever – check out the Games and sport registration information now: .


Media Contacts

Garry West-Bail
Project Manager
Australian Deaf Games 

Lauren Townsend
Media and Communications Liaison Officer
Deaf Sports Australia